Victoria Beckham is looking forward to sparring with Simon Cowell when she sits in as a judge on the upcoming season of American Idol, briefly replacing Paula Abdul.

“He has a very tongue-in-cheek British sense of humour, which I have too,” Beckham told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. “I’m looking forward to a bit of banter. I hope he does give me a little bit of a hard time. I love that. I feed off of that.”

Beckham and Cowell have crossed paths before. “He is the only man in the music industry who turned down the Spice Girls and said we would never work,” she said.